Jewels & Bobbles

Some Halloween Inspiration

So you’ve purchased your costume, but are completely lacking in the jewelry department? Well here are a few jewelry wardrobes to top off that costume and make this years look extra special.

1. Isis Necklace (Cleopatra was considered Isis reincarnated!)

2. Lorna Scarab Cuffs

3. Neisha Arm Cuff

4. Sandra Necklace Cuff

1. Kallisto Crystal Necklace

2. Delphia Layered Necklace

3. Elsie Earrings

4. Acacia Beaded Bracelet

1. Amelia Pearl Necklace

2. Faye Necklace

3. Veda Earrings

4. Zuri Bracelet1. Kyler Necklace

2. Damien Chain Necklace

3. Elijah Bracelet

4. Louise Stone Bracelet

5. Joel Drop Earrings

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Antiquity Trip

This weekend I made it over to one of my favorite museums, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. They are currently holding a Pompeii exhibit complete with casts of victims – both human and canine – from the AD 79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius. However, 2,000 year old victim remains aside, the Getty Villa has so much beauty to offer in way of both antiquity and architecture.

Couldn’t help but snatch a shot of some of the jewelry in the gift shop…look familiar?

 

A Short List of Fall Essentials

It’s happening! After record breaking temperatures for months, Los Angeles is finally experiencing a little thing called Fall. Some of us were worried it wouldn’t come at all this year, but we’re slowly gearing up to put away our short shorts and crop tops (for a while anyway). Here’s a quick list of some majorly necessary wardrobe essentials for this fall:

1. White Chiffon Blouse

2. A Killer (faux) Leather Jacket

3. An Oversized Knit Cardigan

4. A Wide Leg Pant (remember to keep them long enough for high heels!)

5. Black Skinny Jeans

6. The Perfect Riding Boot

7. Stackable Bangles

8. Stackable Rings

What are your fall favorites?

 

Crystal Creations

With a new line released starting this week, and a future one swiftly in creation, we had a wonderful excuse to get out of the office today. Our little field trip to a crystal distributor here in Los Angeles was filled with some amazing statues, a beautiful teapot, and lots and lots of sparkle.  

Boots & Bobbles

The best part of fall? The boots.

Trust us, there was no hesitation. Here are a few of our favorite picks, and their jewelry soul mates:

Alexander McQueen Boots, Lia Earrings, & Dane Chain Bracelet

Tory Burch Riding Boots, Stackable Bangles, Reba Necklace

Rachel Zoe Boots, Engraveable Ring, Chain Necklace, Silver Cuff

Weekend Bobbles

Weekends call for a few necessities: guilt-free pinning, a Saturday night cocktail, and fun-ready wardrobes. But what’s a great outfit without even better jewelry? Here are a few pieces that are ready for whatever the weekend may bring you…

Mara Hoffman Bikini, Free People Coverup, Robyn Rhodes Mother of Pearl Earrings, Rebecca Minkoff Sandals

Simone Rocha Lace Skirt, Rebecca Taylor Top, BCBG Crystal Flats, Robyn Rhodes Attwood Earrings, Robyn Rhodes Nora Ring

ACNE Dress, Robyn Rhodes Erin Earrings, Robyn Rhodes Dakota Bracelet, Christian Louboutin Pumps

A Few of History’s Most Memorable Gems

Our morning reading led us to this very interesting article from The Cut taking us about a history of the most scandalous dresses throughout history. From Josephine Baker’s thigh and midriff baring banana skirt to Bjork’s swan seen around the world, there were quite a few head turners.

However, as we’re in the world of jewels and bobbles, we turned our attention to the gems that have shocked the world. Here are a few noteworthy favorites…

At 45.25 carats in a stunning deep grey-blue, The Hope Diamond has seen more than The Titanic would have you believe. Rumored to be cursed, the wearers of the stone suffered disgraced deaths and ruined love affairs.

La Peregrina Pearl

The La Peregrina Pearl began it’s journey of crushing romances in the sixteenth century, when Phillip II of Spain bestowed it upon Mary Tudor. Anyone who knows Mary more fondly as Bloody Mary is surely aware that this marriage, and her life, ended quite poorly and quickly. After several more failed marriages for which it was a gift, it was eventually given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton – another famed marriage that didn’t quite stand the test of time.

Who doesn’t remember the pink diamond seen around the world? When Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez in 2002 with the 6.1 carat Harry Winston stunner, it set off the colored engagement ring trend we are still seeing today. While the engagement didn’t last, the trendsetting ability of that ring likely isn’t going anywhere.